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The Digital Tipping Point

Christian Einfeldt

Welcome to the The Digital Tipping Point (DTP) collection. The DTP crew describes their project as a Point-of-View (POV) documentary film about the rapidly growing global shift to open source software, and the effects that massive wave of technological change will have on literacy, art, and culture around the world.



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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 18 interview segments, Sun Microsystems Senior Engineering Director Joerg Heilig talks about OpenOffice.org, a project that he was responsible for within Sun. He talks about the economic motivation for Sun to sponsor OpenOffice.org; OpenOffice.org's...
Topics: Joerg Heilig, Heilig, Joerg, Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice.org, Star Office, Sophie Gautier,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features the very entertaining Caitlin Hill. Caitlin is included in the Digital Tipping Point Video Collection because she personifies the digital tipping point in a number of ways. First, she has used Free Open Source Software (GNU Linux) to create an internationally acclaimed video persona called "TheHill88"; and yet she didn't even...
Topics: Caitlin Hill, Hill, Caitlin, TheHill88, Hollywood, on-line vide, YouTube, DIY, Australia,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 15 interview segments, software engineer Natasha Humphries tells the remarkable story of losing her job as a software engineer to colleagues in Bangalore, India. Natasha, a Stanford grad who has worked for 10 years as a software engineer, was...
Topics: Natasha Humphries, Humphries, Natasha, Palm One, India, Jobs lost to globalization, Globalization,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 interview segments features John William Templeton, a widely published historian, journalist, and business commentator. John is president and executive editor of eAccess Corp. in San Francisco. As editor of the San Jose Business Journal, he helped...
Topics: John William Templeton, Templeton, John William, language localization, native language support,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 15 interview segments, software engineer Natasha Humphries tells the remarkable story of losing her job as a software engineer to colleagues in Bangalore, India. Natasha, a Stanford grad who has worked for 10 years as a software engineer, was...
Topics: Natasha Humphries, Humphries, Natasha, Palm One, India, Jobs lost to globalization
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 video segments features Brazilian entreprenuer Marcelo Marques, the prinicpal of Brazilian network security and training company 4Linux. He is also the principal of LPI Brazil, an international training and certification company. This footage was shot...
Topics: Marcelo Marques, Marques, Marcelo, 4Linux, business models for open source, education, business...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Larry Augustin's bio on his blog describes him as an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He has served on the boards of important companies that have helped to prove that Free Open Source Software is financially viable across several different business models. He is one of the group who coined the term "Open Source", a move which has been a key marketing...
Topics: Larry Augustin, Augustin, Larry, VA Software, Sourceforge, Slashdot, LNUX, Linux.com
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features the very entertaining Caitlin Hill. Caitlin is included in the Digital Tipping Point Video Collection because she personifies the digital tipping point in a number of ways. First, she has used Free Open Source Software (GNU Linux) to create an internationally acclaimed video persona called "TheHill88"; and yet she didn't even...
Topics: Caitlin Hill, Hill, Caitlin, TheHill88, Hollywood, on-line vide, YouTube, DIY, Australia,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive.Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This second set of a series of interview segments features anthropologist Gabriella Coleman. You might think that anthropologist are only useful for studying bones of old, forgotten cultures, but you would be wrong. As this series of 13 interview segments shows, we can...
Topics: Gabriella Coleman, Coleman, Gabriella, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This second set of a series of interview segments features anthropologist Gabriella Coleman. You might think that anthropologist are only useful for studying bones of old, forgotten cultures, but you would be wrong. As this series of 13 interview segments shows, we can...
Topics: Gabriella Coleman, Coleman, Gabriella, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Linux guru Evan Littman talks about his formal training in Microsoft Windows and his experience with Linux. He first finishes talking about some of the projects that his local group had been working on, which is teaching local organizations how to use Linux, and installing Linux Terminal Server Project networks in local schools. He says that he likes working with open source...
Topics: Los Angeles, Evan Littman, Littman, Evan, Documentation Good For Linux, Business Models For Open...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Alexandro Colorado is a very fascinating person. He is a Mexican national who is worked energetically all over the world to speed up the spread of free open source software. He is the co-founder of the hugely successful XpoLinux conference in Mexico, and he is a longtime lead of the massive Spanish-language project for OpenOffice.org. At the time of this interview, he was working on...
Topics: Alexandro Colorado, Colorado, Alexandro, open source evangelists, Mexico, Latin America,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features Luis Casas Luengo, the Director of Fundecyt, a private foundation in the Spanish Region of Extremadura dedicated to funding Free Open Source Software ventures and projects. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this...
Topics: Luis Casas Luengo, Casas Luengo, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Badajoz, Fundecyt, sustainability of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features Luis Casas Luengo, the Director of Fundecyt, a private foundation in the Spanish Region of Extremadura dedicated to funding Free Open Source Software ventures and projects. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this...
Topics: Luis Casas Luengo, Casas Luengo, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Badajoz, Fundecyt, sustainability of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features me, Christian Einfeldt, giving a keynote presentation to the OpenOffice.org Conference in Berlin in 2004. I really hesitate to put this footage up on the Archive for several reasons. First, arrogance is the kiss of death to a free open source project, and I am reluctant to do anything that makes it look as if this film or this segment is about me, which it's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Jim Gettys, who is one of the computer scientists who has been instrumental in working on much of the fundamental programming that runs Linux and Unix. In this segment, Jim introduces himself, and gives a history of his work with the X Window System and the Athena Project. Jim says that one of the reasons that people have encountered difficulties with Windows...
Topics: Jim Gettys, Gettys, Jim, X Window System, history of, Athena Project, history of, Microsoft Windows...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Bhaskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Bhaskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Vikram Dendi, currently a Senior Product Manager for Incubation Business Strategy for Microsoft, who was a Product Manager for RealNetworks at the time of this interview. If there were one interview that could somehow embody much of what the Digital Tipping Point video library and documentary project is all about, it would be Vikram Dendi. Vikram himself...
Topics: Vikram Dendi, Dendi, Vikram, Helix, RealNetworks, Microsoft's Response to Free Open Source...
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CAUTION! The audio in this video picks up slightly at 4:37, so protect your ears. This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This 6:49 minute segment features Ken Starks, one of the organizers of Lindependence 2008, talking with Arthur, a new user who is interested in trying out GNU-Linux. The purpose of this video is to support a DTP story about Lindependence 2008, which is an event planned by Larry Cafiero and Ken Starks (aka...
Topics: Ken Starks, Starks, Ken, Felton, California, Lindependence 2008, Retail Free Open Source Activism,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features the very entertaining Caitlin Hill. Caitlin is included in the Digital Tipping Point Video Collection because she personifies the digital tipping point in a number of ways. First, she has used Free Open Source Software (GNU Linux) to create an internationally acclaimed video persona called "TheHill88"; and yet she didn't even...
Topics: Caitlin Hill, Hill, Caitlin, TheHill88, Hollywood, on-line vide, YouTube, DIY, Australia,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, the Minister of Infrastructure and Technological Development for Extremadura, Spain. Minister Millan Vazquez is a great example of what a visionary can do in government. He is one of the chief architects of Extremadura's remarkable economic reversals. Extremadura historically has been one of the less wealthy of the 17 Regions of...
Topics: Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, Millan Vazquez de Miguel, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Minister of...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of interview segments features anthropologist Gabriella Coleman. You might think that anthropologist are only useful for studying bones of old, forgotten cultures, but you would be wrong. As this series of 10 interview segments shows, we can learn a lot about...
Topics: Gabriella Coleman, Coleman, Gabriella, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features one of Hewlett Packard's greatest open source software stars, Stormy Peters. And yes, every one really calls her Stormy. You've just gotta be impressed by parents who would name their baby girl Stormy. What a prophecy for a child's life. And true to her name, Stormy Peters has achieved great things. Stormy works at OpenLogic where she set up and manages the...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features me, Christian Einfeldt, giving a keynote presentation to the OpenOffice.org Conference in Berlin in 2004. I really hesitate to put this footage up on the Archive for several reasons. First, arrogance is the kiss of death to a free open source project, and I am reluctant to do anything that makes it look as if this film or this segment is about me, which it's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. These segments feature b-roll of the most impressive human-like robots that I have ever seen. This robot, called the Kawada HRP2, lies down, gets up, does side bends, can carry lumber with a human being, and waives to the crowd, all with fluid motion. Almost none of its motion is associated with the awkward motion that we associate with robots. It demonstrates particular fluidity of motion...
Topics: Kawada Industries, Japan, Humanity of Robotics, Humanoid Robots, Business Models For Open Source,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Nat Friedman, one of the visionary co-founders of the open source company, Ximian, along with Miguel de Icaza. Nat Friedman stands out among developers in the free open source software community for brilliance both in code writing and in business judgment. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is...
Topics: Nat Friedman, Friedman, Nat, Ximian, Novell
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Carlos Castro Castro, the General Director for the Information Society of Extremadura, Spain. The Information Society is one of the main umbrella organizations that has been responsible for bringing digital literacy and Free Open Source Software the people of Extremadura, Spain. The reach of this program has been rather broad, and has included businesses...
Topics: Carlos Castro Castro, Castro Castro, Carlos, Extremadura, Spain, Merida, Extremadura Information...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 interview segments features John William Templeton, a widely published historian, journalist, and business commentator. John is president and executive editor of eAccess Corp. in San Francisco. As editor of the San Jose Business Journal, he helped...
Topics: John William Templeton, Templeton, John William, Open Source In Developing World, WorldSpace, Lower...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Steve Weber, Ph.D., is a professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, where he is the Director of the Institute of International Studies. He is also the author of the book, "The Success of Open Source." But for the purposes of the Digital Tipping Point film and library, he is the thinker who came up with one of the key concepts upon which the DTP is based: the idea of...
Topics: Steve Weber, Weber, Steve, Success of Open Source, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, California
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This interview features Will Norris, a software developer with Vidoop, an Internet security company. Will is also married to Elisabeth Norris, the manager of CitizenSpace, an open work space which in many ways embodies the collaborative spaces in which Free Open Source Software is created and distributed. The DTP crew are following the story of CitizenSpace merely because it is a physical...
Topics: Will Norris, Norris, Will, Vidoop, DISO, CitizenSpace, CitzenAgency, Digital Tipping Point Not...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features me, Christian Einfeldt, giving a keynote presentation to the OpenOffice.org Conference in Berlin in 2004. I really hesitate to put this footage up on the Archive for several reasons. First, arrogance is the kiss of death to a free open source project, and I am reluctant to do anything that makes it look as if this film or this segment is about me, which it's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Josh Abraham, a computer science student at Northeastern University, talking about how he became involved in the open source community. He was introduced to Jon Maddog Hall by his step dad, who was a General Manager for the Linux Business Expo, which at that time was co-located with Comdex. He was 14 years old. Over Chinese food, Maddog convinced Josh that he would like...
Topics: Josh Abraham, Abraham, Josh, coolness of open source software, community and meaning, International...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This 8:08 segment features b-roll of people relaxing with their dogs and families at the Covered Bridge Park in Felton, California, on 4 July 2008. The purpose of this video is to support a DTP story about Lindependence 2008. This is an event planned by Larry Cafiero and Ken Starks (aka Helios) to persuade a town of 6,000 people to try out Free Open Source Software for one week, starting...
Topics: Felton, California, redwoods, Lindependence 2008, Covered Bridge Park, Felton, California, b-roll...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of 5 segments features Linux systems administrator Christa Casebeer, in an interview shot at Linux World Expo 2008 in San Francisco. She is also an Internet personality who podcasts and blogs as Linuxchic at Alternageek.com, along with her business partner Joel Trigger, who blogs as TechMonkey. This series of segments is fascinating because Christa's job takes her close to a...
Topics: Christa Casebeer, Casebeer, Christa, Kansas City, Missouri, EEE PC, Overshot Customers, Colleges...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Kevin Foreman, who was a general manager for the Helix division at RealNetworks at the time this video was shot. Kevin Foreman is a filmmaker's dream. He is articular, handsome, and delivers awesome soundbites. Meaning that he states his opinion clearly and concisely. A documentary filmmaker is concerned less with whether an interviewee agrees with the...
Topics: Kevin Foreman, Foreman, Kevin, RealNetworks, Helix, Microsoft like the Roman Empire, The World is...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Charles Schulz, the lead of the massive Native Language Confederation of OpenOffice.org. One doesn't really grasp how immensely huge and important the OpenOffice.org project is until one visits the Native Language Conference page of OpenOffice.org. It's a mini-United Nations unto itself. One heart-warming story is worth telling briefly here: Both Hebrew and...
Topics: Charles Schulz, Schulz, Charles, OpenOffice.org Native Language Confederation, France
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features William Li Wan, who was born Wan Li. He is a manager of the Sun China Engineering Institute in China. At the time of this interview, he was managing a team of 250 engineers, many of whom were focused on the StarOffice / OpenOffice.org code base. If you like this interview, and would like to help out, please feel free to type up a short description of this...
Topics: William Li Wan, Wan, William Li, Sun Microsystems Sun China Engineering Institute, Star
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of videos features Salk Institute computational neuroscientist Thomas Bartol. Jonas Salk is best known for his work in creating the life-saving polio vaccine, but for our purposes, he was equaliy heroic for releasing his work to the public, famously saying that the people owned his vaccine and exclaiming, "Who owns my polio vaccine? The people! Could you patent the...
Topics: Salk Institute, Thomas Bartol, Bartol, Thomas, Mcell, myasthenia gravis, scientific method,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Larry Augustin's bio on his blog describes him as an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He has served on the boards of important companies that have helped to prove that Free Open Source Software is financially viable across several different business models. He is one of the group who coined the term "Open Source", a move which has been a key marketing...
Topics: Larry Augustin, Augustin, Larry, VA Software, Sourceforge, Slashdot, LNUX, Linux.com
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 7 b-roll segments features the DTP Brazil crew (Paul Donahue and Christian Einfeldt) driving through Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the way to film the Jaragua...
Topics: B-roll Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features me, Christian Einfeldt, giving a keynote presentation to the OpenOffice.org Conference in Berlin in 2004. I really hesitate to put this footage up on the Archive for several reasons. First, arrogance is the kiss of death to a free open source project, and I am reluctant to do anything that makes it look as if this film or this segment is about me, which it's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Jonas Salk is best known for his work in creating the life-saving polio vaccine, but for our purposes, he was equaliy heroic for releasing his work to the public, famously saying that the people owned his vaccine and exclaiming, "Who owns my polio vaccine? The people! Could you patent the sun?" Today, the Salk Institute is one of the premier biology research Institutes in the...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 3 video segments features a tour of the e-Government office of the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo is a city of some 19 million people, making it one of the top ten most populous cities of the world (seventh largest as of the time of this writing in...
Topics: B-roll Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Telecenters in, Telecenters And Open Source, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment is part of a series of "person-on-the-street" interviews we conducted in Harvard Square. We wanted to see how deeply free open source software had permeated the consciousness of the denizens of Cambridge. Harvard Square could not be called a cross-section of the US; but Cambridge certainly is the breeding ground of the privileged and the leaders of the next generation,...
Topics: DTP No Keywords, Harvard Square, person in the street interviews
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Christian Hardy, the Chief Informations Officer for the French Ministry of Economics, Finance, and Industry. Christian Hardy's department is responsible for making purchasing decisions for much of France's governmental infrastructure, although not all of it. He is in a unique position to talk about France's interest in security, sovereignty, and growing France's IT...
Topics: Christian Hardy, Hardy, Christian, France, French Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment featuers Ian Lynch, one of the main moving forces behind free open source software and open standards in the UK. Ian has been influential in bringing free open source software to the UK schools, and his INGOTs program for teaching computer use is revolutionizing the use of computers in the classroom around the world. Ian is one of the earliest members of the Open Document...
Topics: Ian Lynch, Lynch, Ian, United Kingdom, England, INGOTs
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Simon Phipps, the head of free open source strategy for Sun Microsystems. If you are attending a conference where Simon is talking, do make sure to take time to sit in on Simon's presentation, because his talks are often worth the price of admission alone. Simon is erudite, engaging, and insightful. One of his key analytical contributions to understanding free open...
Topics: Simon Phipps, Phipps, Simon, Sun Microsystems, Berlin OpenOffice.org Conference 2004
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Andago CEO Rafael Garcia Leiva. Rafael has had an extraordinary impact on the advancement of Free Open Source Software in Spain. His company, Andago, has worked closely with the governments of several Spanish regions, such as the Region of Extremadura, which has become a global leader in advancing Free Open Source Softwre. In these segments, Rafael tells the...
Topics: Rafael Garcia Leiva, Leiva, Rafael Garcia, Spain, Madrid, Andago, MaX GNU/Linux distro, Madrid...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of videos features Salk Institute computational neuroscientist Thomas Bartol. Jonas Salk is best known for his work in creating the life-saving polio vaccine, but for our purposes, he was equaliy heroic for releasing his work to the public, famously saying that the people owned his vaccine and exclaiming, "Who owns my polio vaccine? The people! Could you patent the...
Topics: Salk Institute, Thomas Bartol, Bartol, Thomas, Mcell, myasthenia gravis, scientific method,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This second set of a series of interview segments features anthropologist Gabriella Coleman. You might think that anthropologist are only useful for studying bones of old, forgotten cultures, but you would be wrong. As this series of 13 interview segments shows, we can...
Topics: Gabriella Coleman, Coleman, Gabriella, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Heather Baker, a business manager with Cerberian, Inc., a web-filtering provider for multiple computer systerms, including both Microsoft Windows and GNU-Linux. We at the DTP consider Cerberian's work with Linux to be a digital tipping point because it's an example of the growth of businesses around the GNU-Linux business hub. One of the questions that...
Topics: Heather Baker, Baker, Heather, Cerberian, Inc., parental control filters, pornography filters,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 3 video segments features a tour of the e-Government office of the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo is a city of some 19 million people, making it one of the top ten most populous cities of the world (seventh largest as of the time of this writing in...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Kevin Foreman, who was a general manager for the Helix division at RealNetworks at the time this video was shot. Kevin Foreman is a filmmaker's dream. He is articular, handsome, and delivers awesome soundbites. Meaning that he states his opinion clearly and concisely. A documentary filmmaker is concerned less with whether an interviewee agrees with the...
Topics: Kevin Foreman, Foreman, Kevin, RealNetworks, Helix, Microsoft like the Roman Empire, The World is...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! Microsoft is a fascinating company. Even its staunchest critics have respect for it the same way that they might respect the power of a massive hurricane. Microsoft is simply a force of nature. Which is part of the fascination of the Digital Tipping Point film, because...
Topics: Victor Stone, Stone, Victor, Creative Commons, Music and Free Open Source Software, Creative...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments featuers Dwayne Bailey, who is the Founder and Managing Director of Translate.org.za, a non-profit organisation focused on the localisation, or translation, of Open Source software into South Africa's 11 official languages. Dwayne is also a long time community leader in the OpenOffice.org community. If you would like this interview and would like to help out, please...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of videos features Salk Institute computational neuroscientist Thomas Bartol. Jonas Salk is best known for his work in creating the life-saving polio vaccine, but for our purposes, he was equaliy heroic for releasing his work to the public, famously saying that the people owned his vaccine and exclaiming, "Who owns my polio vaccine? The people! Could you patent the...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 video segments features Brazilian entreprenuer Marcelo Marques, the prinicpal of Brazilian network security and training company 4Linux. He is also the principal of LPI Brazil, an international training and certification company. This footage was shot...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Steve Weber, Ph.D., is a professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, where he is the Director of the Institute of International Studies. He is also the author of the book, "The Success of Open Source." But for the purposes of the Digital Tipping Point film and library, he is the thinker who came up with one of the key concepts upon which the DTP is based: the idea of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This 8:52 minute segment features a drive through Felton, California. It is very shakey, as the DTP crew does not have a steady cam. The purpose of this footage is to provide our team with a choice of the exact 3 to 4 second segment or two that we might need with a voice over. We are placing this footage here on the Internet Archive's Digital Tipping point Video Collection simply because...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this 8:52 minute segment, Cathy Malmrose, the CEO of computer maker Zareason.com, explains how her small company came to be number 3 in the sales of computers running GNU-Linux. This segment is wonderfully candid, and gives a frank overview of the struggles and successes of two year-old computer manufacturing company The segment starts with b-roll of Cathy speaking with some of the...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features the very entertaining Caitlin Hill. Caitlin is included in the Digital Tipping Point Video Collection because she personifies the digital tipping point in a number of ways. First, she has used Free Open Source Software (GNU Linux) to create an internationally acclaimed video persona called "TheHill88"; and yet she didn't even...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features Luis Casas Luengo, the Director of Fundecyt, a private foundation in the Spanish Region of Extremadura dedicated to funding Free Open Source Software ventures and projects. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this...
Topics: Luis Casas Luengo, Casas Luengo, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Badajoz, Fundecyt, sustainability of...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 18 interview segments, Sun Microsystems Senior Engineering Director Joerg Heilig talks about OpenOffice.org, a project that he was responsible for within Sun. He talks about the economic motivation for Sun to sponsor OpenOffice.org; OpenOffice.org's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Miguel de Icaza, who is one of the most exciting developers in the free open source software world. He started the very important GNOME and Mono projects, as well as co-founding a company called Ximian with Nat Friedman. It would really take an entire Wikipedia article to do just to Miguel's accomplishments, and so please go here for that article:...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Baskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Simon Phipps, the head of free open source strategy for Sun Microsystems. If you are attending a conference where Simon is talking, do make sure to take time to sit in on Simon's presentation, because his talks are often worth the price of admission alone. Simon is erudite, engaging, and insightful. One of his key analytical contributions to understanding free open...
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This series of 4 segments features Sean Kellogg, a volunteer, giving an introduction to Debian GNU-Linux at Lindependence 2008, which was an event planned by Larry Cafiero and Ken Starks (aka Helios) to persuade a town of 6,000 people to try out Free Open Source Software for one week, starting July 28, 2008. On July 13 and 15, 2008, there were town meetings at the First Presbeterian Church on Highway 9 in Felton for the purpose of familiarizing people with GNU-Linux, and helping them with any...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features more images of the Extremadura countryside, including the remarkable silhouette of a bull that stands atop a hill alongide the highway from Madrid to Merida. Livestock farming is really important in Extremadura, so much so that Free Open Source Software researcher Charles Curran, a vegetarian who lives in Seville, points out that ham is considered a vegetable...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features more images of the Extremadura countryside, including the remarkable silhouette of a bull that stands atop a hill alongide the highway from Madrid to Merida. Livestock farming is really important in Extremadura, so much so that Free Open Source Software researcher Charles Curran, a vegetarian who lives in Seville, points out that ham is considered a vegetable...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of 9 segments features Brazilian Culture Minister Gilberto Gil's keynote presentation at FISL Con 5 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This series of segments is unusual in that we have chosen to start in the middle of the keynote speech given by Jon Maddog Hall. We are presenting it this way for these reasons: first, because that is how it happened. Second, because the reception given to...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Andago CEO Rafael Garcia Leiva. Rafael has had an extraordinary impact on the advancement of Free Open Source Software in Spain. His company, Andago, has worked closely with the governments of several Spanish regions, such as the Region of Extremadura, which has become a global leader in advancing Free Open Source Softwre. In these segments, Rafael tells the...
Topics: Rafael Garcia Leiva, Leiva, Rafael Garcia, Spain, Madrid, Andago, MaX GNU/Linux distro, Madrid...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features William W. Fischer, a professor of intellectual property law at Harvard. In these segments, Professor Fischer's theme is that distribution institutions are key to Free Culture. His two main points are whether musicians (and other artists) should be paid, and if so, how? He says that regarding recorded music as advertising for concerts is not a sufficient...
Topics: William Fischer, Fischer, William, Creative Commons, Free Culture, Culture of Sharing, Business...